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September 30, 2020

JusMin, Austrian Ambassador discuss measures conducted to meet CVM objectives

Justice Minister Tudorel Toader met on Wednesday Austria’s Ambassador to Romania Gerhard Reiweger, in which context they discussed, among others, the technical measures carried out on the Justice Ministry (MJ) level to attain the objectives assumed under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).

According to a MJ release on Wednesday Justice Minister Tudorel Toader and Secretary of State Marieta Safta had a meeting at the ministry’s headquarters with Gerhard Reiweger, Austria’s Ambassador, and Benedikt Saupe, the deputy of the diplomatic mission’s chief.

During the meeting they approached aspects referring to the bilateral cooperation on Justice themes, including the judiciary cooperation in the criminal area and the academic collaboration between the two states.

“On this occasion, Gerhard Reiweger handed to the Romanian officials the letter of Mr Wolfgang Brandstetter, Austria’s Federal Minister of Justice, on the establishment, at the shortest, of a bilateral meeting, following those agreed by the two officials on the sidelines of the meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA) carried out on 28 March, a demarche backed by Austria’s Embassy to Romania,” the release reads.

At the same time, they also discussed the technical measures conducted on the Justice Ministry level for the attainment of the objectives assumed under the CVM, as well as for the coordination with the other institutions with duties within the mechanism.

It was highlighted Romania’s contribution within the decision-making process aimed at the proposal of Regulation on the establishment of the European Package, through the initiation, together with other 12 EU member states, of the procedure of setting-up the consolidated cooperation in accordance with the article 86, paragraph 1, part 3 of TFUE.

Moreover, the release points out, they underscored the importance of the good collaboration and coordination in the area of European affairs, from the perspective of Romania’s exercising the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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